Daily Update - 4/8 No Tennis, Chromebook Support

Daily Update


All District Tennis Courts Closed, Limited Use of Tracks

Following the decision by the City of Boise to close its tennis courts, all Boise School District tennis courts are closed effectively immediately. School tracks will remain open, but all gathering areas (bleachers, benches, etc.) are off-limits.

District to Continue Distributing Chromebooks to Students Through Friday

Students who need a device at home to participate in the District’s emergency remote learning program can pick one up at their neighborhood school through Friday, April 10. District staff will verify need, student enrollment and student identification number when checking out the Chromebooks. 

Families with students at multiple schools may pick up their Chromebooks at any of their students’ schools. Please check with your neighborhood school for times and locations. 

Tech Support is available at 208-854-6670, Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Next Steps in Remote Learning

The device roll-out comes as the District prepares to launch its next phase in remote teaching and learning next week. A suitable device and internet connection will ensure students are able to access the deeper and richer experience including daily schedules, course-specific lessons, curricular resources and clear expectations for teacher-student interaction.

While the curriculum is designed to be accessed electronically, paper copies will still be available for families who are unable to access a device or the internet.

School Closure Grading Plan Approved by Board of Trustees

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, the Boise School District Board of Trustees reviewed and approved an approach to grading that will focus on keeping students engaged and focused on learning and feedback through the school closure. 

The Board agreed that student work completed during the school closure “must not negatively impact a student’s grades” but that “schools may allow student work to count during the closure…only if it will increase a student’s academic standing.”

For questions about student engagement, learning, or grading, please contact your child’s teacher or principal.

Trustees to Consider State Board of Education School Closure Extension 

Earlier this week, the Idaho State Board of Education voted to extend the current soft closure of all Idaho K-12 public schools and charters through the end of local schools’ academic year. Boise School District Trustees will meet Thursday to discuss the State Board ruling, as well as the delivery of emergency remote learning and essential services through the end of the District’s academic year on May 22nd, 2020. 

For More Information

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